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Old 01-26-2004, 10:37 AM
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lifter and pushrod question

I have a 69-79 SBC 350 in my Jeep and it is need of a top end rebuild. I have a pretty good lifter knock right now and need to know if I should replace the pushrods when I do the lifters.

I have only had this Jeep for 2 months and I don't know how long the guy before drove this thing around with that lifter knocking. Is there a BIG chance that it has worn down a lobe on the cam?

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There's always that chance.

It could be just out of adjustment. Pull the valve cover and inspect the valve train. It should be obvious what is wrong.

If the push rods are not worn at the ends or bent they will be alright to use on a new set of lifters.

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I agree. However since they are pretty cheap for the SBC, I'd suggest replacing them anyway even if they don't look worn or bent.

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Yeah, I guess I will just have to replace the lifters and see how it goes. If there is still some knock in there I will just put in a cam and lifter kit. Not too big a deal, luckily lifter sets alone are only like $60.


I am looking for more torque not super high hp numbers, so if I may ask another question. When I do the lifters I am also wanting to swap out the heads for a set of rebuilt ones. The casting number on my current ones is 354434. For torque, should I stay with the same head or go with a different one. Any help is greatly apreciated.
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